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Notice

Charge for each import and export declaration capped at $200 from 1 August 2018

With effect from 1 August 2018, the charge for each import and export declaration will be capped at $200. The cap will apply to goods imported, exported or re-exported to and from Hong Kong on or after 1 August 2018. For enquiries, please call 2707 7748 or email customsenquiry@customs.gov.hk.

Notice

Under the Cross-boundary Movement of Physical Currency and Bearer Negotiable Instruments Ordinance, Chapter 629, Laws of Hong Kong (Opens a new window) (“the Ordinance”), any person arriving in Hong Kong at a specified control point set out in Schedule 1 to the Ordinance and in possession of a large quantity of currency and bearer negotiable instruments (“CBNIs”) (i.e. CBNIs of a total value more than HKD120,000) must make a written declaration to a Customs officer, using the Red Channel under the Red and Green Channel System. Any person arriving in Hong Kong other than a specified control point, or any person about to leave Hong Kong, must upon the requirement of a Customs officer disclose whether he/she is in possession of a large quantity of CBNIs. If so, he/she must make a written declaration.

An adult who accompanies a young person (i.e. a person under the age of 16 years) and knows that the young person is in possession of a large quantity of CBNIs, must declare or disclose for the young person.

For a large quantity of CBNIs imported or exported on a cross-boundary conveyance as cargo in one batch, an advance electronic declaration must be made to the Customs and Excise Department via the Currency and Bearer Negotiable Instruments Declaration System (Opens a new window) .

For details, please refer to the following link:

Notice 2nd edition of “Booklet on cases under the Trade Descriptions Ordinance (Cap. 362)” is released on 19 March 2018. Please click here. (Opens a new window)
Notice

New Arrangement for First Registration Tax Concessions for Electric Vehicles

The Government announced on 28 February 2018 the details of the new first registration tax (FRT) concessions for different types of electric vehicles (EV) as follows –

  1. FRT concessions for electric vehicles: FRT for electric private cars will continue to be waived up to $97,500 and FRT for electric commercial vehicles, electric motor cycles and electric motor tricycles will be waived in full from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2021 (both dates inclusive); and
  2. “One-for-one Replacement” Scheme for electric private cars: Eligible private car owners who buy a new electric private car and scrap an eligible old private car they own to enjoy a higher FRT concession of up to $250,000 from 28 February 2018 to 31 March 2021 (both dates inclusive).

For enquiries, please call Transport Department Hong Kong Licensing Office at 2804 2270 or the 1823 Call Centre.

You may visit the following website of Transport Department for more details:
http://www.td.gov.hk/en/public services/licences and permits/vehicle first registration/new frt concessions for electric vehicles 2018/index.html

Notice Free Trade Agreement Transhipment Facilitation Scheme (FTA Scheme) has now come into force. Please refer here for details.
Notice The Toys and Children’s Products Safety Ordinance (Amendment of Schedules 1 and 2) Notice 2016 comes into operation on 1 October 2016. Please refer to Toys & Children’s Products Safety for details.
Notice To promote public awareness of the liability of buyers and sellers under the Motor Vehicles (First Registration Tax) Ordinance, the Customs and Excise Department has produced an Announcement of Public Interest (API) for broadcast on television and radio. The Customs and Excise Department has also developed a free mobile application, namely, “HK Car Tax”. The mobile application can facilitate both buyers and sellers to check the valid published retail price lists of motor vehicles anytime and anywhere. Thank you for your attention.
Notice Latest development of the Hong Kong AEO Programme:

For details of the Hong Kong AEO programme, please click the link below:
HK AEO Programme
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